The Suffolk Show sees huge crowds on first day

Saxophone playing Bishop Martin Seeley with Daisy Broadberry, 9, Sofia Burt, 7, Olly Minter, 13, Ethan Stone, 13, Isabel Gibson, 13, Eleanor Broadberry, 7, Mateusz Struszczyk, 13.
Saxophone playing Bishop Martin Seeley with Daisy Broadberry, 9, Sofia Burt, 7, Olly Minter, 13, Ethan Stone, 13, Isabel Gibson, 13, Eleanor Broadberry, 7, Mateusz Struszczyk, 13.

The biggest date in the county’s calender got underway today with The Suffolk Show at Trinity Park, near Ipswich.

Show Director Bee Kembell was very happy with the first day proceedings.

Competitions for animals such as these horses also went on at The Suffolk Show
Picture Mark Westley

Competitions for animals such as these horses also went on at The Suffolk Show Picture Mark Westley

She said; “I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the organising team, supporters, volunteers, sponsors, trade stands and the thousands of show goers who joined us for the county’s biggest day out. It was wonderful to see so many families at our free have-a-go activities.”

Visitors got the chance to go face-to-face with thousands of different animals including sheep, cows, rabbits, goats and pedigree pigs.

Atkinson Action Horses, who are the equine stars of BBC’s Poldark also did stunt displays in the Grand Ring for the crowds.

Culinary demonstrations in the Cookery Theatre saw a collection of great chefs including Scott Taylor from the ICE Lunch Bar in Bury St Edmunds constructing a Suffolk Gamekeeper’s Brunch.

The Suffolk Show had various displays including Scurry racing
Picture Mark Westley

The Suffolk Show had various displays including Scurry racing Picture Mark Westley

There were also a huge number of attractions for kids including Titan the Robot, children’s farm, vintage tractors, face painting, donkey rides, a fairground and a bishop who plays the saxophone.

The Rt Revd Martin Seeley, Bishop of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich showed youngsters his musical skills after borrowing it from a band there.

Pupils from four Suffolk primary schools will be taking part in the final of the Tallest Jelly competition at the West Suffolk College stand tomorrow at 11am..

Students from Westgate, Ickworth park, Great Whelnetham and All Saints Primary Schools have spent weeks to perfect their wobbly concoctions as part of the Institute of physics competition.

Thousands of people visited The Suffolk Show for the first day of the event- Picture Mark Westley

Thousands of people visited The Suffolk Show for the first day of the event- Picture Mark Westley